Aftermath the 11 September attack, the debate brought by the USA on the security/freedom dilemma has strengthen the tendency towards restricting human rights and freedoms in worldwide. As a result, in many countries freedoms have been restricted by legislation and implementation. USA, in line with these practices, identified some countries as "axis of evil" under […]

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A human rights delegation was formed by Ad Osman Baydemir, Vice Chairman of Human Rights Association (IHD); Ad. Şeyhmuz Ülek, Vice Chairman of Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (Mazlum-Der); Celal Beşiktepe, Member of the Central Board of the Union of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB); Ismail Boyraz, Deputy Secretary General […]

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A human rights delegation was formed by Osman Baydemir, Vice Chairman of Human Rights Association (IHD); Şeyhmuz Ülek, Vice Chairman of Organization of Human Rights and Solidarity for Oppressed People (MazlumDer); Celal Beşiktepe, Member of the Board of the Union of Chambers of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB); Ismail Boyraz, Deputy Secretary General of […]

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"It is not the security forces, but the people themselves who should decide upon which villages they are going to return. The security forces' duty is to sustain security in those villages; other public institutions are responsible for compensating the losses of people, and supporting the provision of humanitarian living conditions in the resettled villages." […]

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Hunger strikes and "death fasts" continue in many prisons in Turkey. Physicians declare that at least 122 remanded and convict prisoners who are on "death fast" for up to 166 days have reached the edge of the death. Measures required to be taken in order to put an end these actions are as follows: 1. […]

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